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>>> welcome to al jazeera america. here are the stories we are following for you. john kerry urges is move to full democracy on his first visit to egypt since mohamed morsi was ousted. >> it was an ambush. we see it as an ambush. >> pakistani leaders blame the u.s. for sab damaging peace talks. >> murder charges laid after the shooting at lax. >>> secretary of state john kerry is in the middle east in the hopes of repairing tensions with gulf allies over syria. he will have stops in israel, jordan and saudi arabia. first a visit to egypt. this morning john kerry urged egypt to move ahead with democratic reforms, stressing u.s. ties with the country are vital. >> i wanted to first express to the egyptian people as clearly and force fully as i can, in no uncertainly terms, the united states is a friend of the people of egypt, of the country of egypt, and we are a partner to your county. >> john kerry's visit marks the first by an american official since the ousting of mohamed morsi in july. >> we have some news from sue with breaking news. you have information on the meeting with th
bombings. >>> let's take you straight to cairo, where the u.s. secretary of state john kerry is holding a press conference with the egyptian foreign minister. i believe that we are listening to nazar speaking. >>... we believe that they are important for egypt. we'd like to further enhance this relationship in the interests of both countries, based on the priorities of each country. this afternoon, mr secretary, you are due to meet with the president and general abdul fatah al-sisi. for our part here at the foreign ministerry, we held constructive, frank and detailed construction of various issues and discussed how to move things forward in the interests of both countries. i affirm egypt's desire to have good and point of view relationship with the united states, based on our own priorities. >> translation: we'll open the floor for questions and then meet the president. >> we'll give the secretary a chance to speak, and after that questions from the audience. >> thank you. well minister, thank you very much. thank you for your welcome back here. in egypt. thank you for your welcome. y
for you. john kerry talks to egyptian leaders and a new plan for peace in syria is emerging. >> it was an ambush, we see it as an ambush. >> pakistani leaders blame the u.s. for sabotaging peace talks after a taliban leader was killed in a drone strike. >> a ceasefire in the congo after 16 brutal years of war - but how long will it last? . >>> secretary of state john kerry is in the middle east. his 9-day tour kicks off in israel, jordan and saudi arabia. first a meeting in egypt, a major step towards starting peace talks designed to stop a civil war in syria. >> sue turton has the latest from cairo. >> it's merging that the discussions with nabil fahmy, the egyptian foreign minister, and john kerry, included a situation in regards to syria. we are hearing out of the arab league there was an emergency meeting of foreign minister resist this evening, egyptian time. the egyptian foreign minister will present a vision, initiative that the u.s. and egyptians discussed. if initiative is regarding the geneva ii convention - we know that they are trying to get all parties around th
. secretary of state john kerry is in saudi arabia tonight. he began a 9-day middle east trip - first stop egypt. >> syria's main opposition group is refusing to attend a second round of peace talks in geneva unless certain conditions are met. rebel leaders in the eastern democratic republic of congo are calling for fighters to lay down their guns. tonight we look at so-called blue zones - places where people live longer and healthier lives. [ ♪ music ] >> tonight secretary of state john kerry is in saudi arabia trying to smooth over tensions. his 9-day trip to the middle east began with a quick stop in egypt. it's the highest level visit there since the military removed president mohamed morsi in july. during kerry's 6-hour stay he called for the violence to end and the country to move towards full democracy. we have the latest from washington. >> the first stop made on the trip to the middle east was not to saudi arabia, but instead to cairo egypt. it's the first and highest ranking visit by a u.s. official since july 3rdrd. that's the day that the military removed mohamed morsi from
towards full democracy. >> the first stop u.s. secretary of state john kerry made on his latest trip to the middle east was to the to saudi arabia, but instead to cairo egypt. it's the first highest ranking official visit since july 3 n. that is the stay that the military removed mohammad morsi from his post as president of egypt and placed him under arrest. the us has been anxious about what has been happening in egypt everever since and it was john y to deliver a message from washington on what they want cairo to do in the weeks and months ahead. >> what can they do to support working with this government and also supporting their move toward democracy. let's put it this way. this trip was unannounced and that was denying egypt to say the united states is in support of what we have been doing here politically in the past five months. so by havin having this unannoud trip the u.s. was able to send a message that it does disapprove of what has happened. that said, the u.s. also is making it gentleme very plain ae heard this from secretary of sea kerry on sunday. they looking to them
leadership is hosting the highest number of american visitors. secretary of state's john kerry's visit to cairo took place a day before mohamed morsi's trial was about to start. kerry coming into the country, has to reconcile two policy aims, maintaining america's strategic relationship with egypt, which is strained, and promoting the path to democracy. despite difficulties he said the u.s. is committed to working with egiment gipt. i -- egypt. >> i wanted to express to the egyptian people in no uncertain tems, the united states is a -- terms, the united states is a friend of people of egypt, the country of egypt and we are a partner to your countedry. as i told minister federal farm services agency, egild -- told minister farmy we'll continue to work with and cooperate with the gst. we have much to work on. the minister and i discussed candidly the issues and challenges we face. we think there's agreement even as we need to keep faith with the roadmap and the path it has to continue the march to democracy. >> how is going doing there - pragmatic for two-faced? >> i think the reaction
stories. >> it's a fence penin mending fr secretary of state john kerry. >> and a wall street player becomes a player as the government announces a record setting fine for insider trading. ♪ >> it is an eight nation trip over just a ten-day, secretary of state john kerry arrived in poland ontari only moments ago. it's a trip that for the most part keeps him in the middle east. saudi arabia earlier today his goal to ease growing tensions on several issues including syria's civil war. mike viqueira joins us from the white house. what he is trying to accomplish with this middle east tour they >> they are downing playing the differences with the longstanding allies they are not denying them the saddie sawdie e dispintedisappointed the route e taking. taking. and backing away from the military force on iran. her again the saudis are disappointed there is this diplomacy the sudden opening between the united states and iran. the united states is testing to see if iran is going to cooperate and let the world see that their nuclear program is purely for civilian purpose. and in egypt the sa
. >>> secretary of state john kerry tried to smooth things over with saudi arabia, and new details on the man who was involved in the shooting at lax. >> a trial that divided a nation has adjourned almost as quickly as it began. thdefiant mohammed morsi appearg in trial today. refusing to wear the required uniform but also announcing he's still the country's president. >> reporter: supporters of the deposed president mohamed morsi outside of the police academy where the former leader is on trial. they say he was forced from office illegally. and they demand the charges against him be dropped. mohammed morsi is charged with inciting others to commit murder. 20,000 members of the security forces are on the streets of cairo determined to make sure the trial goes ahead. the public opinion about it is polarized. >> god will be on our side. the court will issue a verdict that will be for the sake of egypt and the egyptians to more forward. morsi was not fair at all. >> this trial has nothing to do with being fair or unfair. the man was the president. he had the full right to do whatever he wanted, and
. . >>> and ready, set, go. we are going to tell you about the secretary of state john kerry, who is in the middle east on damage control. it's the start of a 9-day tour of the region, including stops in israel, jordan and saudi arabia. a goal will be to repair tensions with golf allies over syria, beginning when he visits riad. t"the washington post" says the are developing a gulf repatriation. the secretary of state is making an impromptu visit to egypt, the first since the ousting of president mohamed morsi. >> now bringing in sue turton. is kerry's visit a big deal to people in egypt? >> the egyptian people haven't really noticed that the u.s. secretary of state has landed in cairo. all the headlines at the moment in egypt are about the upcoming trial tomorrow, monday with the former president mohamed morsi. very few people turned up to the press conference to hear what john kerry and the minister said about their meeting. poddy language is interesting. they've had strained relations since the u.s. cut aid to egypt. they withheld military hardware, tanks, helicopters and jets. the egyptians we
it happens. >> in the meantime other new, the u.s. secretary of state john kerry is in saudi arabia trying to mend strained relations there. riyadh is the second stop of john kerry's trip across the middle east. he's unhappy with his u.s. ally and plans to talk to iran over its nuclear program. >> saudi arabias don't have much choice. >> they say we will walk away from the united states. this will not happen because in this reliesship it is the saudi arabia monarchy that is dependent on the united states securedy guarantees. the u.s., although keen to maintain the relationship and protecting the relationship can do without it, if push comes to shove. the united states could abandon saudi arabia. because the u.s. has other options. the saudi arabia monarchy does not have. >> monday is the 34th anniversary of iran storming the u.s. embassy in tehran. there is a rally held to commem race that -- commemorate that event. the take over led to members being in prison for more than a year. >> dozens of iranians support this day. remembering the hostage taking and the take over of the u.s. embassy
for you. secretary of state john kerry trying to smooth things over for saucy arabia. >>> egyptian president mohammed morsi goes on trial. and there are new details about the man police say was behind that shooting at l.a.x. >> saudi arabia is one of america's most important allies in the middle east. but there has been tension between the two countries as of yet, and secretary of state john kerry now trying to put that relationship back on track. saudi arabia one of several stops on his middle east tour as the saudi's complain about the syria, iran, and the middle east peace process. >> right now we have things to make certain that the saudi arabia-u.s. relationship is on track moving forward, and doing the things that we need to accomplish. >> the saudi foreign minister telling kerry his country has no problems with the united states. the two countries promising each other that the region they would continue to work together on issues on which they do not agree. >>> there is a new independent report out that says doctors and nurses under u.s. military order participating in the a
. >> secretary of state john kerry visits cairo. >>> and on the eve of his first trial the look at the former egyptian president in months. we have the secret footage. >> the democrati democrat seigec republic of congo to be at an end. >> and this it is the end it the new york city marathon. >> secretary of state john kerry is on a nine day tour of the middle east. his trip began with a quick added stop. egypt. it's the highest level of visit since the military removed president morsi in july. during his stay over kerry called for an end to the violence that called for the coup. >> the first stop us secretary of state john kerry made on his latest trip to the middle east was not to saudi arabia, but to cairo egypt. it's the first and highest ranking official to the capital city since july 3rd. that is the day that the military remove mohamed morsi from his post ac as president of the egypt and placed him under arrest. it was john kerry's mission to deliver a message from the obama administration on what washington expect kie re t cairn the white so weeks and months a. how can they move toward
are heading off at home. >> now secretary of state john kerry is trying t to amend strained relations. saudis are upset with their u.s. ally because of military action and talks with iran about their giuliannuclear program. >> we see the negotiations as being a matter that cannot go on forever. we are facing problems that do not need any compromises. we cannot turn a blind eye to the problem and i would like to say that our countries are friends, are involved to these solutions. >> is the u.s. government going to be table function for the next year? that might largely depend on what happens here in mobile, alabama. i'll explain coming up. >> the president of the bayren munich charged with ta tax evas. >> the secretary general of n.a.t.o. has warned pakistan against blocking supply roots to pakistan. considering whether to close the route in response to the killing of mehsud in a drone strike. they said the killing represents the death of pea talks for pakistani taliban. at least two and a half thousand people have been killed in c.i.a. drone strikes in the last nine years. of that number at l
arrived in egypt. john kerry's first visit since the over throw of mohamed morsi. he's to make an appearance in court on monday, accused of inciting murder and violence. relations has been strained inns u.s. withdrew k since the u.s. withdrew some aid. >> this is john kerry's first visit since the deposing of mohamed morsi. what more do we know about the secretary of state's visit. >> we know he landed half an hour ago. he's already meeting the foreign minister in cairo. and he'll meet with the man behind the current government, the defence minister, abdul fatah al-sisi. >> we are hearing that the u.s. officials on the plan landing in cairo with the u.s. secretary of state was saying that he was expecting a frostry reception. we know they announced a freeze on hundreds of millions of dollars worth of aid to egypt last month, and also the transference of military hardware - like helicopters and tanks. it didn't go down well in egypt. the u.s. trying to draw a line in the sand saying to the new government - respect human rights, bring in democratic principles, stop your crackdown
? thousands of racers cross the finish line in the new york city marathon. >>> secretary of state john kerry is in the middle east for a nine-day tour. his trip began with a surprise visit to egypt where he urged that country this morning to move towards democracy. he stressed american egyptian ties are critical. >> the u.s.-egypt relationship should not be defined by assistance. there are much bigger issues that matter to us, that concern us, that define the relationship. >> kerry's visit marks the first by an american official since the ousting of mohammed morsi in july. rosalyn moore has more from washington? >> the first stop john kerry made on his latest trip to the middle east was to cairo, egypt, the first and highest-ranking visit by a u.s. official to the egyptian capital city since july 3rdrd. >> that's the day that the military removed mohammed morsi and placed him under arrest. the u.s. has been anxious about what has been happening in egypt ever since. it was john kerry's mission to deliver a message from the obama administration about what washington expects cairo to do in the
. and secretary of state john kerry admitting that the nsa went too far in its spying program. ♪ >>> iraq prime minister spending another day in washington making the rounds today. he visits the white house. he is going to be meeting with president obama asking for help ending the violence he says has killed thousands of iraqis so far this year. mike viqueira is live at the white house. mike how can the u.s. help with this situation in iraq? >> there is no question there is a great deal of concern that iraq is sliding towards another civil war. the unitedations without a report today, more than 900 iraqis killed last month alone. among them, 852 civilians. another estimate has 5,000 iraqis killed since april as the country slides into more strife. the question is who is responsible? and this is his third day in washington and many believe this is not sectarian strife. many suspect that his forces are attacking sunnis, and a non-stop violence of sectarian violence continues today. not so says malaki. he says this is al-qaeda. what does he what from the united states? what can the united states d
stories. john kerry's mission to the middle east takes him to saudi arabia. some latin americans mark an anniversary with death towards america. >>> crimes he did not commit, a georgia man tells his story. >> doctors take an oath to do no harm. but an independent report claims that doctors violated international standards to help u.s. military and intelligence agencies. al jazeera's tom ackerman with more. >> this is how the u.s. military medical command head describes her group. >> an organization founded on army values, warrior ethos, and a trust that exists between patients and providers. >> but falls far short of that, by an independent task force of medical, legal and ethics experts. military and intelligence agency doctors and psychologists had taken part in abusive interrogation, used medical information for interrogation purposes and force fed hunger strikers. at guantanamo detainees in hunger strike have been force fed in violation of a half century ban by the american medical association. >> this is one of our ethical medical professionals that grounds what we do as doctors,
of state john kerry makes a surprise visited to egypt pushing for a new initiative for syria. >> a drone strike that killed a taliban leader. >> and a violent show of force in congo, but there is hope for peace. ♪ >> secretary of state john kerry is in the middle east. hidetour includes stops in egyp. he had an emergency meeting to discuss the crisis in egypt. egyp's foreign minister -- the first since the ousting of the president this. there. this morning he stressed the u.s. ties with egypt are vie al. i asked how the u.s. can reconcile the democracy in egypt. >> it comes down to two facts about u.s. foreign policy in the middle east. >> one the u.s. is committed to maintaining the peace treaty between egypt and israel and it can simply not end a relationship with egypt in order to maintain that peace treaty. that is where you see the material or the military parts that are still being given to the military to help preserve the security in the sinai peninsula, for example. there is also the matter of trying to enhance the u.s.' stature across the middle east. it would not due for the
arein marred. u.s. secretary of state john kerry in egypt days before mohamed morsi's trial. yern breaks yet another soccer record. polls have closed in local elections in kosovo. serb participation in kosovo's political life is a key element of a european-union-brokered deal. today's voting was marred by reports of masked men strain -- storming the main polling center , throwing tear gas and smashing ballot boxes. >> they were only local elections. for kosovo's leaders, they were a barometer of relations between ethnic albanians and serbs. >> knees on the first free elections for all of kosovo -- these are the first free elections for all of kosovo, and that makes them historic for all of our young nation. >> it was the first democratic vote since kosovo broke away from serbia. >> it is a test of democracy and our country, proof that everyone has a voice -- democracy in our hastry, proof that everyone a voice. >> one polling station closed after masked men stormed it, smashing ballot boxes. ethnic serb hard-liners called for a boycott. there were widespread reports of voter intimidation
to make changes in his life. >> secretary of state john kerry visited cairo previously today in an unannounced stop on his middle east tour. the highest level u.s. visit to egypt since mohammed morsi was overthrown as president. at a press conference kerry stressed the importance of the u.s.-egyptian relationship which has suffered since the u.s. announced it would withhold $260 million in aid. clarissa ward is in cairo. she joins us tonight. clarissa, what is the purpose of this trip? >> reporter: well, jeff, essentially this trip was all about damage control. secretary of state john kerry really trying to rebuild this strained relationship with egypt. and he outlined some of the things that egypt needs to do in order for that to happen, namely 2 needs to push ahead with the transition, it needs to come up with an inclusive constitution and hold free and fair parliamentary and presidential elections. de also touch briefly on the issue of that withheld u.s. aid. he said that it is not intended as a punishment and that it really shouldn't be the focus of the relationship. >> j
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to start about an hour from now. >>> secretary of state john kerry is in saudi arabia part of a world wind tour of the middle east aimed at easing tensions with arab powers and will meet with saudi's king abdullah on monday. he visited cairo this week. john kerry is the highest-ranking american official to visit egypt since the military toppled mohamed morsi. in response the u.s. suspended millions in aid. turning to the war in syria, the main rebel group set demands for the long demand geneva ii peace talks. the syrian national collision or snc, says it will not attend the negotiations if a date is not set for the removal of the president bashar al-assad. the snc doesn't want iran at the meeting, which is set for the end of the month. sue turton has more from cairo, where the arab league met to discuss cairo. the new head of the arab league said there was no way the syrian coalition would sustained the geneva ii conference if iran was to attend. >> what we are clearly asking from you is to support and stop a regime, blood, security. first of all, declare iran as an occupying force of syri
of state john kerry holds talks in cairo today before the start of ousted president muhammad were safe while. byron is move a step closer to breaking yet another soccer record. also close to the local elections in kosovo the first in which serbia urge minority serbs to bow. surfers education and cousin us political life is a key element of the european union brokered deal to end the dispute there and unlocks eu funds. but today is noting was marred by reports of masked men storming the main polling center in each of the except throwing tear gas and smashing ballot boxes the worldly local elections but for kosovo's leaders they were approved moniker of relations between ethnic albanians and serbs. is it a lot of videos. these are the first free elections for all of kosovo. and that makes them historic our young nation sees his successor though. it was the first boat in the north since kosovo broke away from serbia yet these selections in a test of the political maturity a test of democracy in our country and the best proof that everyone has a voice in the news came in just two years. at
by secretary of state john kerry to encourage u.s.-brokered peace talks. the pending geneva peace conference on syria appears further in doubt after months of delay. on sunday, the opposition syrian national coalition set a timetable for the departure of president bashar al-assad remains a precondition for its involvement in any talks. the coalition also rejected the inclusion of iran at the negotiating table. the syrian government accused secretary of state john kerry of interference for publicly backing handover of power. two french journalists have been found dead following their abduction in mali. claude verlon and ghislaine dupont of the radio network rfi were kidnapped after interviewing the separatist leader. 12 suspects have been arrested for the pair's murder. france invaded northern mali earlier this year to fight rebel forces. claims president obama's campaign team consider replacing vice president joe biden with hillary clinton for obama's bid to win reelection. the idea was reportedly discussed, but ultimately abandoned because it would significantly improve obama's chances. at
in the initial days of the troubled website. >> a stunning admission by the u.s., john kerry admits some surveillance has gone too far, just as giant tech companies push back against the government. >> the bottom line is people are going to go hungry. >> the federal cuts making it harder for struggling families to put food on the table. >> a threatened species makes a comeback. the salmon population is pushed toward record numbers. >> good morning, good to have you with us on this friday with that welcome to aljazeera america. >> for more than a month now, the obama administration has been saying how many millions of people have visited the health care website, but they have kept quiet about exactly how many have enrolled, insisting they do not have those numbers. >> new documents show the white house has a pretty good idea. >> even the president admits healthcare.gov has problems. >> the website is too slow, too many people have gotten stuck. >> just how many people have gotten stuck or how many ever enrolled are figures the obama administration has been denying the public for days now.
of state john kerry made an off-the-cuff comment saying if syria gave up chemical weapons military action could be avoided - something the russians jumped at, leading to la plan to el -- to a plan to eliminate syria's weapons. >> the wach doll sent -- watchdog sent inspectors in. syria met two deadlines. last week they submitted a plan outlining how it would destroy chemical weapons reserve. on thursday, a day before the deadline it was announced that syria destroyed the equipment needed to create new chemical weapons. the next deadline is the middle of this month, where the formal plan will need to be approved by the intersectional atomic chemical agent's committee. part of that will be how the government will destroy 1,000 tonnes of toxic agents. that's in order to meet the deadline of destroying its stockpile by next year. >> we have breaking news from syria. israeli war planes hit a shipment from russia to the syrian port of latakia. the shippment was said to be russian missiles. we cannot confirm the report at this time. as soon as we have more information we will bring it to you. >>
of state john kerry weighs in on the spy activities of the national security agency, saying the n.s.a. went too far. >>> welcome back to al jazeera america. i'm david shuster, here is a look at the headlines - witnesses describe chaos in terminal 3 of los angeles international airport after a gunman opened fire this morning morning. this video from tmz showed people running after hearing the shots. an agent was killed. several others were wounded. the federal bureau of investigation identified the gunman as 23-year-old paul ciancia of pennsville new jersey. president obama said he and nouri al-maliki, iraqi prime minister shook hands and discussed how the two can work together to fight al qaeda. nouri al-maliki is seeking military aid from the united states to fight the sebbing tare have been violence. >> a u.s. drone missile attack killed this man, hakimullah mehsud, one of the c.i.a.'s most wanted men. the u.s. accused him of killing thousands, and put a $5 million bounty on his head. hakimullah mehsud was suspected of planning an attack killing employees at a u.s. base in afghanistan. th
that may remain unresolved i still call him senator john kerry, but secretary john kerry did a terrific job and working on a couple of successful solutions. >> does he get along with karzai? >> he is directed his hands on, so i think people respect that. he does not just read from talking points come a which he makes good use of, but he also has his own knowledge and experience which he brings to bear and his own background working out problems with people, being direct. people like him. he is a big plus there are. if it does not happen and we pull out, there's a greater chance that they will fall back into a society which they don't want. >> before you get to other questions, just a few more quick ones on this. should we be negotiating this agreement with karzai along with his successor? is it essential to get it done before he leaves? >> it is. >> why? >> you don't want it to be an issue in their campaign. all of the candidates basically want an ongoing relationship, not just with us but with the coalition. whatever that number is, 8000- 12,000 number range that you sometimes read about w
covering the trial later in the program. elsewhere in the middle east, secretary of state john kerry traveled to saudi arabia, in a bid to mend frayed relations with a longtime ally. they've been strained by differences over syria, egypt and iran. kerry met with saudi foreign minister prince saud al-faisal after talks with king abdullah. he said saudi arabia is the region's linchpin. >> if we can get stability and ultimately hopefully peace in i place like syria, the possibilities are endless. the saudis are very, very important to all of these things. the saudis are really the sort of senior player, if you will, within the arab world together with egypt. egypt is in more of a transition. so saudi arabia's role is that much more important. >> that assad must step down that iran cannot be allowed to obtain a nuclear weapon. protestors in iran staged one of the largest anti-american rallies in years. it marks the anniversary of the 1979 takeover of the u.s. embassy in tehran. tens of thousands of demonstrators packed the streets in a show of opposition to president rouhani recent open
's not they are overwhelmin y overwhelmingly -- they are pro obama too. john kerry, michael dukakis, all did above 85% beloto black vote well. things will have really changed by then. >> a gubernatorial race is happening tomorrow, i think best represent the two wings of the republican party today. you have chris christie, obviously the more pragmatic conservative in new jersey and cuccinelli, a bit more extreme conservative tea partyier and support among women could not be further apart. you have cuccinelli down by 24 points among women. you have christie, who is leading with women by 23 points. perry, is this the moment when the republican party maybe learned something in terms of their messaging? i know that's what chris christie is hoping for. >> i think it is. i think that we should be clear to say, even most republican candidates are not as bad as ken cuccinelli is. i don't want to read too much into this particular race -- >> does have a special way with the lady folks. >> exactly, a little bit unique. one thing to note, we talked about health care as well. chris christie is one of the few republican g
with the leader of iraq for the first time in two years. >> secretary of state john kerry is conceding that some u.s. spying has gone too far. kerry was speaking at a conference in london. he was defending the programs but the white house has concluded that reviews and changes are needed. >> in some cases i acknowledge as does the president some of these actions have reached too far and we are going to make sure that that doesn't happen in the future. >> lawmakers on capitol hill are taking up the spying being a at this times. the senate committee has limited how long the nsa can keep their data record. records. the bill will expand penalties for illegal spying. it falls short from real reform. >> one of the critics is journalist dplejournalist glen . the more information you collect about innocent people the harder it is to actually find the people that actually mean to do you harm. and the metaphor that surveillance officals use they are hooking for a needle in the hay stack. the larger the hay stack becomes the more giv give difficult it becomes to find the needle. >> they didn't know about the
of state john kerry is visiting for the first time. it will be a tense week ahead there. of course, we all remember the image of former president hosni mubarak behind a cage in that courtroom, being tried for allowing protesters in tahrir square to die. well, tomorrow, the next president who followed him, mohamed morsi, slated to be in court, as well. his trial set to begin. abc's alex marquardt in cairo tonight, watching it all. alex? >> reporter: good evening, david. egypt is on edge tonight, bracing for possibly more violence as the trial of mohamed morsi starts in just a few hours. the muslim brotherhood, which morsi belongs to, has called for massive nationwide protests, which in the past have triggered violent clashes with the security forces. morsi hasn't been seen since he was ousted by the military on july 3rd after millions of egyptians poured into the streets, demanding he step down. he's also been held at a secret location. and as the anxiety here rises, secretary of state john kerry visited cairo today to try to smooth over relations which are at their lowest point in decades.
expected to be brokered by secretary of state john kerry that brought them back to the negotiating table. the un's special envoy to syria met the president in damascus this wednesday. state media reporting that assad said that foreign support for the rebels must end if any solution is to succeed. he is on a tour of the region trying to drum up support for peace talks that should be held in geneva next month. that is what the u.s. and russia want. but it has been rejected by several groups fighting in syria. in china, it has emerged that five people have been arrested. secretive at first, they are describing it as a terrorist attack. most of them have been named as ethnic uighurs. >> after two days of silence, they last ackno -- at last acknowledged the crash at tn tnn tnn an the square. >> it was a meditative case of terrorist attack. >> the foreign ministry refused to comment on if the attack was terrorist or an accident. it was the first time beijing was targeted by a terrorist attack in recent history. two were killed and scores injured when a jeep plowed into a crowded china's most
department. secretary of state john kerry will headline the event. president obama was there yesterday announcing a new government-wide effort to encourage foreign companies to open new factories and create jobs in the u.s. today's lineup includes remarks by penny pritzker, the discussion on free trade deals with the owes of bm -- ceos of bmw north america and caterpillar. this is live coverage on c-span2. [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] >> again, we are live this morning with coverage of a a conference, a commerce department business and investment conference with remarks from secretary of state john kerry. we'll hear first from commerce secretary penny pritzker, there will also be a discussion on free trade deals with the ceos of bmw north america and caterpillar. by the way, we'll have highlights of this conference from over the last two days including the president's comments yesterd
was ousted in july. secretary of state john kerry acknowledged today that u.s. surveillance overseas has crossed the line at times. the admission followed disclosures that the national security agency monitored german chancellor angela merkel's communications, and tracked phone calls and e-mails across europe. kerry addressed the issue, over video link, for a conference in london. >> in some cases i acknowledge to you, as has the president, some of these actions have reached too far and we are going to make sure that that does not happen in the future. >> woodruff: kerry said he and president obama learned of some of the surveillance after the fact. but he also said some of the information gleaned has saved lives. one third of all the texas clinics that perform abortions are now barred from doing so. a federal appeals court last night allowed new state restrictions to take effect, pending further appeals. the rules say clinic doctors must have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals, but many do not. texas is one of a number of states to approve broad new curbs on abortions in recent mo
by remarks from secretary of state john kerry about free trade and later, a panel discussion with u.s. trade representative michael froman and the ceo of caterpillar and bmw north america. agriculture secretary tom vill sack is our guest this week on "newsmakers." it talks about the farm bill and ongoing negotiations. the house version of the bill calls for $40 billion in cuts to the food stamp program over the next decade and the senate $4 billionld cut by in the same timeframe. watch the full interview with agriculture secretary tom vill sack sunday at 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. here on c-span. >> john foster dulles had recently died when the super airport out in chantilly was being built and president eisenhower immediately announced it would be called dulles airport. when kennedy took over, he did not want to name it after a warrior andold finally the decision was made to name it after him. the film clip of kennedy opening the airport with eisenhower there, allen dulles, and he pulls back the curtain and behind it is this giant bust of john foster dulles and it stands in the middle of this
to the middle east. secretary of state john kerry is headed to saudi arabia after leaving egypt. his first visit to the country since the ousting of former president mohamed morsi back in july. the secretary making the unannounced trip on the first leg of a 9-day tour through the middle east and north africa. connor powell streaming live from kabul, afghanistan with more. connor? >> secretary of state john kerry arrived in cairo today during what he described as turbulent times. the relationship between egypt and the united states in recent months has been needless to say rocky since the military coup. but kerry insisted the united states is a friend and partner to the egyptian government and to the people. this was kerry's first trip to egypt since the military coup over threw the democratically elected government in july. since then the military-backed government has killed hundreds of supporters of the former president mohamed morsi and arrested thousands more, mainly from the muslim brotherhood party. the white house will actually -- has cut a large part of the u.s. aid to egypt both financi
the scenes lots of reports that ambassador ford doesn't agree with john kerry on all of this. john kerry and his russian counterpart are very keen on this done fo conference. but i think ambassador ford has misgivings. >> a federal appeals court has blocked a judge's ruling to change of the stop and frisk program. and look it looks like this ruling is all about this judge and she has been slamme slapped. >> stop and frisk is such a comefullcomelycomplicated issue. it's just got that much more complicated. >> this judge acted improperly and gave interviews and it's not often that a judge will talk about a particular ruling. the other piece of that is going to hurt people that are against stop and polic frisk and it knos down her number one ruling. and that is the nypd has to make changes to stop and frisk. what happens next? does stop and frisk continue. absolutely. people think that it's changed or stoptd. stopped. it's not publicly. >> people are still getting stopped and frisked. i spoke to the n why. nypd and they say it will continue. i wonder if there is going to be political fall o
intelligence gathering. speaking at an international summit on thursday john kerry said i assure you innocent people are not being abused in this process but, yes, in some cases it has reached too far. we are going to try to make sure it doesn't happen in the future. and he added and the president is now doing a thorough review in order that nobody will have the sense of abuse. meanwhile indonesia has claims the embassys were used as spying hubs for the u.s., indonesia foreign minister and said the country is deeply concerned by the allegation. information was leaked by former nsa contractor edward snowden and the prime minister said the government has not broken any laws. a worker strike in the indoe knee is a region is in the second day and demanding more pay and better conditions and unions say two million people took part on the strikes on thursday but police say the figures are much lower. thailand now where a controversial bill granting amnesty to politicians for crimes they committed is a step closer to becoming law and could allow return of former prime minister who is in self imposed
john kerry, but are these just words or will they be followed up by action? >> well, it's not clear, because although it was very interesting in dimension and john kerry becomes the most senior administration official to admit that perhaps they went too far, and the surveillance was perhaps inappropriate. i don't think it went as far to a lay out any kind of apology. as we heard the majority of this answer was this intervention that he gave, in a sense was a justification for this huge surveillance program, although he took issue with some of the reports in the press, for example reports that 70 million people were being listened to. no, he said that was complete exaggeration. but in the post 9/11 world, governments and other governments other than the united states, simply had to do this in a world he said where people were prepared to blow themselves up, we have to intervene to gather as much information with the use of these techniques as possible. he also told the audience that such techniques have prevented planes from going down and buildings being blown up. and he was rather
of resetting egypt to prearab spring. >> we had john kerry u.s. secretary of state arriving in egypt yesterday and he was pushing the relationship between the u.s. and egypt saying that it was intact and it was strong. but at the same time they have withdrawn all military aid and not giving billions of dollars in cash they were going to. >> i think because of a lot of pressure i think internal pressure from international organization that it looks like that american supports democracy but they do not. so they did not call it a military coup which started from the beginning but they withheld some aid to egypt but this is the first term that kerry went to egypt. but he was lecturing them how to achieve political development and it's alone and given to the military to define the future. there is no international initiative or american or european or other initiative to solve this problem. >> reporter: thank you very much for being here on set with us and sharing your expert opinion and i'm sure we will be back with you in a few minutes and we will take a closer look at the charges that are being
>>> the country's top diplomat is on a foreign policy triage mission. secretary of state john kerry is busy mending fences with middle eastern allies unhappy with what president obama is doing and not doing. chief washington correspondent james rosen takes a look. >> reporter: it was the largest anti-american demonstration in iran in years. and it occurred 34 years to the day after iranian militants at the same location seized the u.s. embassy in tehran and took scores of americans hostage. to many in iran, the u.s. remains the great satan, even as the core complaints are updated. >> they wiretap their allies. how can they compromise with their archenemy. >> reporter: in secretary of state john kerry confronted the perception among america's arab allies that president obama is to eager to cut a deal with iran on its nuclear program. >> nothing that we are doing with respect to this negotiation will alter or upset or get in the way of the relationship between the united states and saudi arabia and the relationship in this region. >> reporter: saudi foreign minister denies iran's relationship
in jakarta is a hub for the u.s. by efforts. on thursday, john kerry issued some of his brightest remarks to .ate on nsa spying during a video appearance at a london conference, john kerry conceded some actions have "reached too far." >> the president and i and others in government have actually learned of some things that have been happening in many ways on automatic pilot because the technology is there, over a course of a long period of time. >> edward snowden is reportedly starting a new job in russia today. his lawyer told a russian news agency or snowden has been hired by major russian website. than 47 million people who receive food stamps in the u.s. will see a decrease in their aid beginning today as a temporary boost from the 2009 stimulus expires. bybed the hunger clip critics, the drop will reduce monthly food stamps for a family of four $36 each month. according to the center for budget and policy priorities, food stamps will now average less than $1.40 per person per meal next year. the decrease comes two days after lawmakers opened talks on a farm bill that will likely cut
. "first ladies" on c- span.org/firstladies. secretary of state john kerry spoke earlier today at a weiss how some is on business investment. house summit on business investment. this is their defies minutes. -- 35 minutes. [applause] >> good morning. i hope everyone had a great first day. [cheers and applause] i went to start with a big thank you to the select usa team in all of the folks who have made this summit happen. let's give them a big round of applause. [applause] it was great to hear from president obama yesterday. he said when you bet on america, that that pays off. i could not agree more. that thennounced select usa program will be stepping up its game in a number of ways. attracting business investment will be a major priority for commerce and the state department, including our foreign commercial service officers and our ambassadors. senior government officials, including the president himself, would do more than directly advocate for investment deals. we will create a single point of contact to provide you with a coordinated federal support and cut the red tape. and we wil
, secretary of state john kerry talks about free trade. on the next washington and nsanal, we will discuss surveillance programs for gathering information within the u.s. and abroad. our guest is author and strategy director michael alan. -- allen. then we will look at the fda's recommendation to tighten rules on painkillers. we are joined by very -- barry meier. washington journal. live on c-span. time for nsatough when everybody says what are you doing or why are you doing it. when we get together, -- will maybe a couple times we whine. but most of the time we say it is more important for this country that we defend this nation and take the beatings that it is to give up a program that would result in this nation being attacked. we would rather be in front of you today telling you why we defended these programs. than having given them up and have our nation or our allies be attacked. and people killed. >> this weekend on c-span, intelligence officials defend the nsa's surveillance program in a house committee. -- kelley,elly author of biographies. .nd american history tv remembering john
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